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Vermouth and aperitifs
Vermouth and aperitifs
Small dairy shop in Gràcia. They sell amazing and delicious fresh dairy products like mousses, yoghurts and ice creams from cow, sheep and goat. A place to get fresh milk (in contrast to the normal UHT). No aged cheese.
6 types of cava by the glass and a range of snacks. Deep fried local sausages like morcilla and chorizo, served on their own or in airy bread rolls. Some local cheese and olives. Cheesecake. Absolutely delicious. They make you buy a small thing with every glass, or a big thing every other.
Cervezas artesanales y Ajedrez (!)
Theatre with an amazing cafe attached. The best chicken ghassi ever. I've tried many. Been back both times I went to Bangalore. Served with appam, a cross between a dosa and an idly. All food there is beyond good. Very simple and seasonal. Here's also a great book shop and amazing theatre with shows in the local Kannada.
Amazin Andhra style dining. All the dishes are served on banana leaf. There is unlimited food and exciting powders they put on your food.
Delicious food and natural wine between Kreuzberg and Neukölln. I was surprised and impressed with the salt cod scotch egg, and the poached pear with crystallised ginger and miso caramel sauce was top notch.
gode spanske tapas
Simple, delicious and consistant Sudanese food. Very cheap and very good. Mix-teller has falafel, halloumi, magali (roasted veg.) Perfect for any time of day. Working hard, working late.
Good Korean restaurant in a huge space. Usually almost full. Big long tabled and relatively unpersonal service. Good food, free appetizers (sometimes). They have dolsot bi bim bap (stone pot) if that's your bowl of rice. Been back many times. Also great for big groups.
The State Bar. Glasgow School of Art local pub. Amazing staff. Great selection of draught ales. Good malt of the month. Super cheap lunch deal and superb non-gastropub steak pie. Refreshing! The basement has a separate bar, filled with local oldies playing dominoes and youngens from the GSA. Best and cheapest pint Guinness in Glasgow.
Classic fish restaurant in Glasgow. A bit pricey, but usually worth it. Odd location.
Local in Glasgow. Reasonably priced delicious food. Both gourmet and bar menu. Wine, beers, ales and cocktails.
Perfect hangover bar. Garden at the back. On the weekends, pitchers of bloody mary with a bit of horseradish.
Good Vietnamese restaurant in Shoreditch/Old Street. Dense seating. I tried tripe here for the first time: heaven and earth pork they called it.
Turkish barbeque. Fresh bread, lots of butter. The adana is great. Amazing grilled onions with pomegranate dressing! Cheap.
Old school fish and chip shop with table service. Decent tartare sauce, good pickles on the side! It somehow smells of white pepper.
Restaurant (gastropub?) with a bar and a cocktail bar. Lots of delicious food and wines. Daily menu! Medium price.
First restaurant of Yotam Ottolenghi that I ate at. Great simple and complex cold and warm dishes.
Venezuelan café where I first tried arepas. Friendly proprietor!
Reasonable Vietnamese restaurant in Hoxton. I used to get the grilled beef in betel leaf.
Great Korean chicken wings, they even have boneless if you're feeling lazy, or want to eat without smelling like fried chicken. Thanks Rory.
Weird combination of hairdressers and decent Korean restaurant. Nothing fancy but good food!
No frills Xinjiang and Sichuan Chinese restaurant. Big wooden tables. Come in a larger group to try all the cheap and delicious dishes. Big plate chicken. Home style cabbage. Kelp. Home style aubergine. Lamb skewers. Steamed rice. Tea and cheap bottles of Tsingtao. I used to go two-three times per month when I lived there.
Fancy opticians in Covent Garden. Hand made glasses. Good service on a good day!
Like the Camberwell Arms (same owners?) this restaurant/gastropub has some seriously delicious food. I remember plates for four: salt baked lamb leg roasted on top of a bed of potatoes for Sean’s birthday.
The place I learned to understand Turkish barbeque. All the kebabs and trimmings. Also cheap take away.
Ethiopian restaurant. Cheap. Super fresh injeera. Coffee ceremony can be fun with a group of people. Don't expect snappy service. Worth the wait.
Classic bar by Anton Martín metro. Great cañas (small beer). Complementary olives or crunchy stuff. Good Spanish coffee in the morning. Great interiors. Good sandwiches and plates of unpretentious classic bar food.
Classic old school cocktails near Sevilla metro. Not cheap, but not too expensive. Nice interiors. The bartenders wear suits.
Cosy, reasonable and delicious Basque tapas bar near Antón Martín. Most dishes are mounted on bread. Good wines.
Great glasses shop. Helpful staff. Optical and sunglasses.
Navajas Nikkei are really delicious. I'd go just for them. Razor clams dressed in nikkei sauce. Asia and Latin America meets Madrid. Navaja also means folding knife in Spanish.
Super good traditional and experimental dinner. Great breakfast. Barrio Xochimilco. Great strong champurrado (hot corn and chocolate drink).
We went here just after eating a fancy five-course meal. This won in a way. Fish tacos, aguachiles, ceviche. Very cheap and unpretentious. Pretty perfect michelada. On the way into town from the airport. Good way to land.
All things maíz – corn! Memelas, tetelas, tortillas, you name it.
Great open air breakfast and lunch restaurant in Barrio Xochimilco. Went back four times.
Tiny and delicious tacos, tlayudas, tostadas and quesadillas. A place for a Vitamin T fix. Freshly squeezed juices. Requesón con flor de calabaza! Huitlacoche! All good things.
Great pan-Iberian tapas place. Good selection of Spanish and other natural and other wines. Set menus, bigger plater and pintxos. Friendly and proud staff.
Medium price. Asian inspired kitchen. Lots of tasty dishes in sampler menu. Cheap lunch deal
Good classic french restaurant. Nothing surprising, but very heartwarming and buttery. Some seriously delicious cakes and macarons from the pâtisserie. The ‘exotic’ cheesecake is worth the trip.
Previously known as Kasbah. This is a ‘middle eastern’ eatery with a variety of dishes from a variety of nationalities. Some of the best hummus in town. Also, delicious green falafel. The falafel plate gives you a bit of everything. The pickles are good.
Maybe the best burger in town? Sometimes you just have to get one...
The best real Chinese restaurant in Oslo I've been to. Perfect atmosphere. No music. Very mixed clientele, some brown bar friends. Ok price. Fish fragrant aubergine and thousand way string beans were favourites.
Cheap Vietnamese food in central Oslo. The fresh Vietnamese noodle and salad dishes are the best. Avoid slippery magic sauce dishes.
Health food shop and Mexican specialists. The most reliable place to get masa harina for tortillas in Oslo. Good prices, they do both Maseca and their own import (better).
Traditional Italian trattoria. Reasonably priced. Fresh pasta. Excellent staff.
The place for japanese knives, scissors, sharpeners, whetstones, planes. A great selection of tools for kitchen and garden. Odd opening hours, but usually a good window display so can be worth it for a look.
Good Italian trattoria style food, some excellent dishes, decent price level. Good service.
Sri-Lankan place in Oslo. Delicious and cheap. Typical service. Ambiance matches price class. Best (only?) dosa in town.
Very good (the best?) sourdough bread. By the kilo. Expensive but worth it!
Well priced simple and delicious ‘husmannskost‘ in the restaurant. Decent delicatessen for cheese and cold cuts.
A hidden gem in Oslo. Unpretentious beer garden with sunshine and view over lots of trees. Good selection of beer and some wines. They also serve light food and snacks.
North Indian thali restaurant. Bright, new interiors, makes you want to stay for the duration of the meal. Very good value for money. Light, not too greasy. Lunchtime veg or non-veg thali is great, big portion, lots of variation. Simple and fresh.
Tantrum sausage club. These guys make delicious sausages, hams and sell meat from well-bread animals. It is a club, and you have to join up and pre-order to purchase good. Pick-up from their meat-office in town.
Good quality, reasonably priced seasonal menus (but not cheap). Interesting wine list, although they had run out of many items. Some food was a bit too salty. Very varying skill/knowledge by the waiters.
Very good coffee. Both drip and espresso based. The iced latte is as creamy as a Mr. Whippy and goes down well on a hot summer's day. They occasionally sell bags of 1kg test-roast for very cheap.
Jonathan and I found this place when stranded in rainy Tarifa. The very friendly staff made us delicious food and gave us lots of sherry. The owners also run a farm where a lot of the food comes from. First time I tried the mystery vegetable which might have been something like rapini, cime di rapa in Italian.
Delicious cocktails by our good friend Carlos Marrufo. Expect high quality and good finger food.